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Life On The Line Captures Six Regional Emmy Awards

LOMA LINDA, CA- Loma Linda University Health featured prominently during the 47th annual Emmy Awards presented by the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Saturday, June 24, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. 

“Life on the Line,” a documentary TV series that highlights Loma Linda’s stories of transforming lives, won Emmy Awards in six of its seven nominated categories.  

Mound City Films produces “Life on the Line,” contracting with Loma Linda University Health’s Department of Advancement Films. 

The show tells stories of hope and courage arising from Loma Linda University Health. Cosmin Cosma, MA, director of advancement films at Loma Linda University Health, said he is thankful for the talent and dedication the team has put into producing the series. “Receiving television’s highest award is a testament to their commitment to professionalism,” he said. “It’s our privilege to share stories of hope and courage arising from Loma Linda University Health’s medical work.”

The team has previously received a total of 13 regional Emmys, one of which was for “Life on the Line.” 

This year “San Bernardino Strong” was nominated in the documentary category, while episodes or a season of “Life on the Line” were nominated and received Emmy Awards in the following categories:

  • Sports – Daily or Weekly Program or Special
  • Director – Non Live (Post Produced)
  • Editor (No time limit) – Program (Non-news)
  • Photographer – Program (Non-news)
  • Editor (No time limit) ­– Short ForM 
  • Graphic Arts – Graphics: Life on the Line: Show Open

Cosma said the documentary film form is a lengthy process, with filmmakers often spending a year or more experiencing the journey side by side with the individuals who are sharing their stories.

“Receiving recognition from the members of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences boosts our morale and gives us the energy and drive to tell more stories,” Cosma said.

Receiving 2017 Emmy Awards were Cosmin Cosma, Erik Edstrom, Patricia Kelikani, James Pendorf and Michael Wolcott.

“By bringing their artistry and technical skill into the difficult moments of our patients lives, these filmmakers craft powerful stories that hearten all involved and create meaning out of what are some of life’s darkest points,” said Garrett Caldwell, DMin, executive director of public affairs at Loma Linda University Health. “Their work beautifully illustrates the faithfulness of our employees to fulfill our mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Pacific Southwest Chapter serves television professionals in San Diego, Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. 

The chapter received over 900 entries for the 47th show, 217 of which were nominated. From those, more than 100 Emmy Awards were given.

Assessor Bob Dutton Signs 2017 Assessment Roll Showing Steady Growth in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk Bob Dutton is pleased to announce the signing of the 2017 Annual Property Assessment Roll showcasing steady property value growth in the region. The assessment roll contains 810,304 taxable parcels valued at $206,576,804,207, which is a 6.1% net increase as compared to the 2016 assessment roll. Notably, this is the first time in the county’s history that total valuation of property surpasses the $200 billion mark.

Upon his signature, Assessor-Recorder-Clerk Dutton delivered the 2017 Assessment Roll to San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Oscar Valdez.

“Throughout the year, Assessor staff worked diligently to fairly and accurately assess property in San Bernardino County. I am pleased to report steady growth in property valuations,” said San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk Bob Dutton.

Taxpayers wishing to see their personal assessed values may visit the Assessor’s website at www.sbcounty.gov/assessor and click on the Online Services, Property Information Management System link. The public can also call the Assessor’s toll-free number at 1-877-885-7654.

To view the 2017 Assessment Roll which includes all 24 cities and unincorporated areas, please click here.


NEW HOPE CHURCH is accepting applications to fill two Security Guard positions at the Family Life Center and the New Hope Church. Applications are available at the New Hope Church Office. For additional information, please contact the Church Office at (909) 887-2526.

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Must have strong security knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and complete duties and projects with little direct supervision
  • Ability to accurately work under pressure in meeting deadlines
  • At least some security experience